School of Community Health and Midwifery
Harrington Building, HA253
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Subject Areas: Health
Peter is a qualified Counsellor and Psychosexual Psychotherapist. He has spent the past 30 years practising, teaching and researching psychological therapies, both in counselling and psychosexual therapy. Peter is currently a Senior Lecturer in the division of Counselling and Psychological therapies whereby he specialises in teaching evidence based approaches to counselling skills, ethical issues of counselling as well psychosexual therapies.
Peter initially was heading into medicine before training as a State Registered Nurse in 1978. He worked in acute medical and surgical areas prior to moving into Nurse Education. In 1992 he completed his Counsellor training at Manchester University and continued to teach on counselling courses within the Lancashire College of Nursing, and Peter has experience of working with bereaved people, students in HE and patients/carers within alcohol and drug services.
When the College of Nursing amalgamated with UCLan (1996), Peter was asked to transfer a number of successful counselling courses into the university. He also completed an MA in Health Research at Lancaster University specialising in health advice and counselling for specific groups of patients. In 2006, he qualified as a Psychosexual Psychotherapist and since that time, Peter has worked on secondment one day each week, for Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust in their Psychosexual Therapy Service.
During approximately 20 years at UCLan, Peter has been involved in over 24 successful validation events involving introductory, intermediate and practitioner level counsellor training; establishing a successful Honours degree in counselling and psychotherapy as well as some postgraduate modules/courses.
Since 2005 Peter has practiced as a counsellor/psychotherapist and achieved Senior Accreditation status with BACP and Accredited status with COSRT in 2010. He is currently undertake research into validating a personal development scale for students undertaking intermediate level training.
Peter has been a member of BACP since 1984, was Chair and panel member of BACP Professional Conduct/Adjudication/Membership/Pre-Hearing Assessment Panels from 1984 until 2016.
Cardew, P.J. & Goss, P.M. (2012) Response to an Ethical Dilemma, Therapy Today accepted for publication
Cardew, P.J. (2009) Letter to the Editor, Sexual & Relationship Therapy, Feb 2009, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p92-92
Cardew, P.J. (2005) The Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy within the NHS – An Information Sheet, Rugby, BACP
Cardew, P.J. (1986) The Traumatic Effects of Bereavement Printing Sponsored by Hospital Therapists, London
2012 - Introduction to Psychosexual Therapy and assessment’ to MRCPsych candidates, Manchester University Medical School
2102 - ‘Gender Identity Disorder’ to MRCPsych candidates, Manchester University Medical School
2012 - Meet the Expert (Psychosexual Therapy) to Medical Students, Manchester University
2011 - ‘Introduction to Psychosexual Therapy and assessment’ to MRCPsych candidates, Manchester University Medical School
2011 - ‘Gender Identity Disorder’ to MRCPsych candidates, Manchester University Medical School
2010 - ‘Vaginismus and its treatments’ to MRCPsych candidates, Manchester University Medical School
2010 - ‘Gender Identity Disorder’ to MRCPsych candidates, Manchester University Medical School
2010 - ‘Psychosexual Issues for those working in Primary Health Care’ Shetland PCT
2009 - ‘Vaginismus and its treatments’ to MRCPsych candidates, Manchester University Medical School
2007 - ‘Psychosexual Therapy – Assessment and problems for the Counsellor’
2005 - ‘Psychosexual Issues for those working in Primary Health Care’ Shetland PCT
2005 - ‘Violence, Trauma and Recovery’ an International Conference for Counsellors, Police, Health Care Professional and Trauma Workers (Chair) Last Drop Village, Bolton
2004 - ‘Working with Loss and Bereavement’ National Police Welfare Officers Training Conference (Keynote Address)
2004 - ‘A Time for Caring’ Invited Keynote Address, Manchester Area Bereavement Forum
2003 - ‘Transcultural, Multicultural or Intracultural Counselling? A review of the evidence’ Research seminar, UCLan, Preston
2002 - ‘Cultural Awareness in counselling’ Research seminar UCLan, Preston
1998 - ‘Counselling and Palliative Care’ keynote address/paper presented to conference of Hospital consultants. Blackpool Victoria Hospital
1996 - ‘Loss and Counselling Skills – Dealing with the patient who has undergone loss’
key-note address/paper presented to National Conference of Oculists and
Subject Lead BSc Psychology with Psychotherapy and Counselling
CG1010 (Introduction to Counselling & Counselling Skills) – Module Team
CG1030 (Key Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy) – Module Leader
CG2002 (Counselling Perspectives of Mental Health) – Module Team
CG2010 (Intermediate Counselling Skills in Practice) – Module Leader;
CG2011 (Person-Centred Counselling Theory in Context) – Module Team
CG3001 (Enhanced Counselling Skills and Personal Development) – Module Leader
CG3006 (Personal Development) – Module Leader
CG3010 (Integrative and Contemporary Issues in Counselling & Psychotherapy) – Module Team
CG3550 (Expressive Art and Therapy) – Module Leader
• Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. (BACP)
• British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy. (BABCP)
• Member of College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy. (COSRT)
• Member of British Association of the Person-Centred Approach (BAPCA)
• Member of World Association for Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling (WAPCEPC)
• FHEA – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
• Joint Winner in UCLan Student Union Staff Awards 2012: "Best Course Team"
• Harris Team Award for Excellence Runner-up 2004/05 "Best Course Team”
Participating as Pioneer in STOMP Research into ‘devising a new CORE assessment tool for Psychosexual Therapists/Clients’
Research into ‘validating an assessment tool for personal development with students undertaking an intermediate counselling skills course.’